updated 09:05 pm EDT, Wed October 24, 2001
Apple may make the iPod Windows-compatible, although the "experience probably won't be as good, and says that demand will likely outstrip supply. However, Forbes.com discusses the iPod and its high price and its position in the consumer market with many other competitive, less-expensive products already on store shelves. The article also has a closing note about Apple's "over-hyped" product introductions.
"However, any applause for the iPod can't help but be muted by the $400 price tag. There are plenty of players that sell for less. Creative's Nomad player sells for about $220. And it's hard to argue that the faster FireWire connection is worth the premium. "But if iPod's sales ultimately disappoint, it's because Apple's industry-leading marketing expertise makes every product launch like Christmas morning, but the presents under the tree never quite measure up to the ones in your imagination.